Coming Soon! National Poetry Month is in April

Come all ye poets, young and old, gather for the marvelous Month of Poetry, April!!! And check out Lisa’s blog, as she’s super talented and keeps us updated on all the Important Stuff! I’m sure she’d enjoy your comments, so leave them on her original blog post, please. Thanks!

National Poetry Month follows World Poetry Day which is March 21, by the way there is an event that day you might be interested in. I will be posting that next.

While it listed as a national event, it really is open to all people in the world. After all, who decides whether or not you can write your poetry?

I found several ideas on how to celebrate poetry on

One of the activities I try to accomplish is to write a poem every day. And there is even a forum on Writers Digest where you can post your poems. Or if you want some ideas or prompts that is a great place to check. Robert Lee Brewer posts prompts every day in April, so it makes it easy. He has the Poetic Asides column on Writer’s Digest. You can check it out HERE

This year, I am writing…

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Grateful List 1

(Photo is of candle in a pizza sauce jar filled with wooden buttons, my rare ‘craft brilliance’/gift to friends this past Christmas)

I’m glad and oh so grateful for God’s unfailing love.  The Good Shepherd never loses track of me; He finds me when I’m lost and scared, picks me up and carries me back to the Grace Path; He feeds me daily from His Word, tucks me into bed at night, and wakes me up the next day so we can do it all again.

I’m thankful for blogging.  I began the journey in 2011, have had many blogs since then—and I’m still learning things.  It brought me back to writing, the gift I thought was destroyed in the fires of life.  WordPress is the BEST, offering free blogs and helpful support—and an open door to the whole wide world.

I’m glad and grateful to meet people here that I’d otherwise never encounter—lots of personalities and boatloads of talent!!!

I’m ever thankful for diamonds tucked in the “darkness which can be felt” (Exodus 10:21)…God never forsakes us in the worst of times, nor does He leave us totally empty.  He’s the God of Much More.

Despite my periods of irritable dissatisfaction, I’m thankful the pandemic has impacted me only in minimal ways.  I appreciate that most people have suffered tremendous losses, greater than my inconveniences.

I’m way grateful for—no more trying to read the tiny print in my old Concordance when I’m searching for a scripture verse!😉

I’m amazed and grateful to have made it to March, as surely Spring isn’t far off in the Pacific NW/USA.  Daylight Savings Time will be here, yippie!  And Hope’s plant may flourish again🙂

Special thanks to Lisa, whose Thankful posts remind me I should be posting my own lists!  And thank you, brother Frank—you’re a loyal follower, a fine writer and photographer, and I really enjoy our discussions about faith and scripture.

Until next time, thanks to all who visit here—may God bless you with His unfailing love, protection and strength, and give you fresh Hope and JOY Zelda

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